Monday, September 19, 2011

Elliott YEAH-MAN!!!! - Tia

The email read, "Keep next Friday and Saturday open. Depending on when the ring gets here, I'm going to propose and I want you to be a part of it." My friend was going to propose to his girlfriend. I knew that he was going to do it. I just didn't know it would be so soon. I was so happy for the both of them. I love them to death. And I can't wait to see what happens...Unless what happens is occurring on Friday. Because Friday is the Elliott Yamin concert. I know...My priorities could use some work.

But here's the thing, I've NEVER been able to see Elliott. EVER! There are rumors that he does shows in Nashville from time to time but thus far those have been unsubstantiatied. I do know for a fact that he records in Nashville often. But recording and performing are not the same thing. And there are some artists that I just don't pass up the opportunity to see because I may not get another chance. Seriously, I don't want to have to go to Japan to see Mr. Yamin. So while, I am overjoyed about two of my friends making the decision to spend their lives together, if they decide to make that decision on Friday I will have to be overjoyed with them AFTER the show. Judge me if you must...I don't care.

That said, in honor of the show here are my top 5 Elliott songs (in no particular order) that I hope he does on Friday.

Know Better
I RUNS this hear me...RUNS IT!!! This song is my daggone JAM!

Find A Way
I feel like this song was really underrated. Something about the lyrics is very "Inner City Blues" to me. I sing this song hard at least once a week and that's on a slow week. This song has been in my top 25 played in iTunes since the album came out in 2007.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this song. I can't say anything more than that. Seriously...LOVE this.

Movin' On
This is the first track off of Elliott's album. I knew immediately I was going to continue to be on board with him beyond Idol. I remember Toya saying, "Oh this is how he's going to get down?" Yeah...Elliot we see you.

Let Your Heart Lead
I am a hopeless romantic who loves a hard fought romance story. (I recently bought Jane Eyre and probably watch it more than is healthy.) The girl in this song is trying to leave and Elliott is not having it. I LUVS that.
(You'll have to go find this one on your own. The only two videos on Youtube were not worth posting as they had nothing to do with Elliott.)

So since I couldn't find a video for Let Your Heart Lead, here's a bonus for you.

Fight For Love
I didn't feel no kind of way about Fight for Love. I thought it was cute enough but didn't get why it was the first single, album title not withstanding. Plus, I found Elliott's hair puzzling in the video. But this song has so grown on me in the last few weeks. I found myself body-rolling to it just this weekend. (Side note, if you really want to body roll to an Elliott song play Shelter. It is so body roll, quiet storm worthy.) I now find myself playing Fight significantly more than I ever have in the past. But I guess that's what happens when you're a fan. CAN'T. WAIT. FOR. FRIDAY!!!


Alexis said...

So this was my first time watching the "Fight for Love" video. I mean I've had the album since the day it came out and still rock it weekly. With that said, I was not ready for the fauxhawk/mullet disaster. But since I love him so, I'll totally let it slide.

I'm so bummed that I won't be able to see him, but I know the show is going to be amazing. If you somehow get to meet him, find out why they never released "Movin' On" as a single. That track still goes super hard.

Carol P said...

Hahaha, Your priorities are in EXACTLY the right order!
Even tho only one of your top 5 is on the playlist, you will NOT be disappointed. Matter of fact, you'll probably love him more than ever. He has this flash drive lanyard at the merch table that is a"must have" It has a live concert from Japan, some unreleased songs, and a bunch of acoustic tracks. 23 0r 24 songs in all, in addition to some great photos and vids, oh and a laminated photo of him and the tour list

Christina said...

"Train Wreck" is still one of my all time fave Elliott Yamin songs. I had that song on an endless loop when the album came out. Have fun at the show on Friday.

Marlene L said...

I am a black girl like you, and I love Elliott's voice and music like nobody's business! I saw his show, and you're gonna love it!!! Have you listened to his "Gather 'Round" songs? He will sing many of them. Enjoy your show!!

Anonymous said...

love your top 5. "always" is possibly my favorite elliott track and it should have been part of the original track list on 'fight for love' instead of being a bonus track.